Ash Protection Collaboration Across Wabanakik (APCAW) is a group of Indigenous and non-indigenous researchers, Tribal members, and forest caretakers working together to bring more awareness of the cultural and ecological significance of ash trees and efforts to conserve them.
“Ash trees, in particular brown ash (used interchangeably with black ash, Fraxinus nigra), are a cultural keystone species for Wabanaki communities and a crucial part of wetland ecosystems in the Northeast. The spread of the invasive forest pest EAB has caused 99% brown ash tree mortality in other areas of Turtle Island, and will have a considerable effect on ecosystems and traditions as it spreads through the Dawnland.” – APCAW
Wild Seed Project is proud to serve as a partner in the collaboration, focused on the collecting and sowing of ash seeds.
Come join this conversation with the APCAW team to learn more about ways you and your community can get involved in this effort.
A week before the conversation, we will send out an intro webinar for you to watch if you have not, and the Seed Collection Manual, both of which will be discussed by the APCAW team. We will also send the Zoom link at this time.
We will call for questions before the webinar, and offer those questions to the APCAW team to begin the conversation. We will then open the floor to participants to ask their questions directly to the team.